Matthew J. Zizzamia, Partner

Matthew Zizzamia Obtains Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County

Partner, Matthew Zizzamia, secured a defense verdict on July 1, 2024 in Supreme Court, Kings County. The Labor Law case brought by Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin was tried before Judge Devin Cohen. The plaintiff and a eyewitness coworker testified that the plaintiff was working on a Baker scaffold that unexpectedly collapsed. We argued that despite the eyewitness testimony, the version of events offered by the plaintiff was not believable, and that he did not satisfy his burden of proof. The jury deliberated for several hours before returning a verdict in favor of the defendant. We are excited to have secured a favorable result under a fact pattern that looked like a sure bet for the plaintiff in a difficult venue. We are grateful for the assistance provided by appellate counsel Melissa Danowski of Mauro Lilling Naparty, who helped identify the numerous appealable issues that would have been presented in the event of an adverse result.